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American football positions - Vector stencils library

The vector stencils library "American football positions" contains 38 american football (gridiron) players symbols.
Use it for drawing diagrams of American football positions in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Defensive tackle (DT)
Defensive tackle (DT), defensive tackle, DT,
Defensive end (DE)
Defensive end (DE), defensive tackle, DT,
Linebackers (LB)
Linebackers (LB), linebackers, LB,
Cornerback (CB)
Cornerback (CB), cornerback, CB,
Safety (S)
Safety (S), safety, S,
Quarterback (QB)
Quarterback (QB), quarterback, QB,
Running back (RB)
Running back (RB), running back, RB,
Wide receiver (WR)
Wide receiver (WR), wide receiver, WR,
Tight end (TE)
Tight end (TE), tight end, TE,
Center (C)
Center (C), center, C,
Offensive guard (G)
Offensive guard (G), offensive guard, G,
Offensive tackle (T)
Offensive tackle (T), offensive tackle, T,
Kicker (K)
Kicker (K), kicker, K,
Holder (H)
Holder (H), holder, H,
Long snapper (LS)
Long snapper (LS), long snapper, LS,
Punter (P)
Punter (P), punter, P,
Kickoff specialist (KOS)
Kickoff specialist (KOS), kickoff specialist, KOS,
Punt returner (PR)
Punt returner (PR), punt returner, PR,
Kick returner (KR)
 Kick returner (KR), offensive tackle, T,
Defensive tackle (DT)
Defensive tackle (DT), defensive tackle,
Defensive end (DE)
Defensive end (DE), defensive end,
Linebackers (LB)
Linebackers (LB), linebackers,
Cornerback (CB)
Cornerback (CB), cornerback,
Safety (S)
Safety (S), safety,
Quarterback (QB)
Quarterback (QB), quarterback,
Running back (RB)
Running back (RB), running back,
Wide receiver (WR)
Wide receiver (WR), wide receiver,
Tight end (TE)
Tight end (TE), tight end,
Center (C)
Center (C), center,
Guard (G)
Guard (G), guard,
Tackle (T)
Tackle (T), tackle,
Kicker (K)
Kicker (K), kicker,
Holder (H)
Holder (H), holder,
Long snapper (LS)
Long snapper (LS), long snapper,
Punter (P)
Punter (P), punter,
Kickoff specialist (KOS)
Kickoff specialist (KOS), kickoff specialist,
Punt returner (PR)
Punt returner (PR), punt returner,
Kick returner (KR)
Kick returner (KR), kick returner,
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The vector stencils library "American football positions" contains 38 symbols for drawing diagrams of American football positions.
"In American football, each team has eleven players on the field at one time. The specific role that a player takes on the field is called their position. Under the modern rules of American football, teams are allowed unlimited substitutions, that is teams may change any number of players after any play. This has resulted in the development of three "platoons" of players, the offense (the team with the ball, who is trying to score), the defense (the team trying to prevent the other team from scoring, and to take the ball from them), and the special teams (who play in kicking situations). Within those platoons, various specific positions exist depending on what the player's main job is." [American football positions. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Design elements - Football positions (for perspective view)" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram symbols
American football positions diagram symbols, wide receiver, tight end, tackle, safety, running back, quarterback, punter, punt returner, long snapper, linebackers, kickoff specialist, kicker, kick returner, holder, guard, defensive tackle, defensive end, cornerback, center,
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"In American football, a T formation (frequently called the full house formation in modern usage) is a formation used by the offensive team in which three running backs line up in a row about five yards behind the quarterback, forming the shape of a "T".
Numerous variations of the T formation have been developed, including the Power-T, where two tight ends are used, the Pro T, which uses one tight end and one wide receiver, or the Wing T, where one of the running backs (or wingback) lines up one step behind and to the side of the tight end. Any of these can be run using the original spacing, which produced a front of about seven yards, or the Split-T spacing, where the linemen were farther apart and the total length of the line was from 10-16 yards." [T formation. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Offensive formation - T-formation" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, tight end, TE, quarterback, QB, offensive tackle, T, offensive guard, G, halfback, fullback, center, C,
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"American football (known as football in the United States and gridiron in some other countries) is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field 120 yards long by 53.33 yards wide with goalposts at each end. The offense attempts to advance an oval ball (the football) down the field by running with or passing it. They must advance it at least ten yards in four downs to receive a new set of four downs and continue the drive; if not, they turn over the football to the opposing team. Most points are scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins." [American football. Wikipedia]
The diagram example "Horizontal football field" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football field diagram
American football field diagram, horizontal football field,
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Defensive Formation – 4-3 Defense Diagram

Using diagrams is the easiest way to explain American Football defensive formations. The Football solution for ConceptDraw PRO contains a set of samples depicts the most popular defensive formations diagrams. Using embedded presentation tools you are able to share your football knowledge with wide audience. Read more
"In American football, the pro set or split backs formation is a formation that was commonly used as a "base" set by professional and amateur teams. The "pro set" formation featured a backfield that deployed two running backs aligned side-by-side instead of one in front of the other as in traditional I-formation sets. It was an outgrowth of the original, three running back T-formation, with the third back (one of the halfbacks) in the T becoming a permanent flanker, now referred to as a wide receiver. ...
A common variant of this formation removes the tight end and replaces it with a third receiver in the "slot" position. The formation is utilized to remove a defensive player from the tackle box to give the offense a 7-on-6 matchup.
There are three formations in the pro set of forms: Pro, Ace, and Tree." [Pro set. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Pro set formation (Offense)" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, wide receiver, WR, tight end, TE, running back, RB, quarterback, QB, offensive tackle, T, offensive guard, G, holder, H, center, C,
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The vector stencils library "American football positions" contains 38 symbols for drawing diagrams of American football positions.
"A football game is played between two teams of 11 players each. It is legal to have fewer players on the field, but playing with more on the field is punishable by a penalty. Teams may substitute any number of their players between downs; this "platoon" system replaced the original system, which featured limited substitution rules, and has resulted in teams utilizing specialized offensive, defensive and special teams squads.
Individual players in a football game must be designated with a uniform number between 1 and 99. NFL teams are required to number their players by a league-approved numbering system, and any exceptions must be approved by the Commissioner. NCAA and NFHS teams are "strongly advised" to number their offensive players according to a league-suggested numbering scheme." [American football. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Design elements - Football positions" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram symbols
American football positions diagram symbols, wide receiver, WR, tight end, TE, safety, S, running back, RB, quarterback, QB, punter, P, punt returner, PR, offensive tackle, T, offensive guard, G, long snapper, LS, linebackers, LB, kickoff specialist, KOS, kicker, K, holder, H, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB, center, C,
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"Football games are played on a rectangular field that measures 120 yards (110 m) long and 53.33 yards (48.76 m) wide. Lines marked along the ends and sides of the field are known respectively as the end lines and side lines, and goal lines are marked 9 yards (8.2 m) outward from each end line. Weighted pylons are placed on the inside corner of the intersections of the goal lines and end lines.
White markings on the field identify the distance from the end zone. Inbound lines, or hash marks, are short parallel lines that mark off 1 yard (0.91 m) increments. Yard lines, which run the width of the field, are marked every 5 yards (4.6 m). A line one yard wide is placed at each end of the field. This line is marked at the center of the two-yard line in professional play and at the three-yard line in college play. Numerals that display the yard lines in multiples of ten are placed along both sides of the field.
Goalposts are at the center of the plane of each of the two end lines. The crossbar of these posts is ten feet (3 meters) above the ground, with vertical uprights at the end of the crossbar 18 feet 6 inches (6 m) apart for professional and collegiate play and 23 feet 4 inches (7 m) apart for high school play. The uprights extend vertically 10 yards on professional fields, a minimum of 10 yards on college fields, and a minimum of ten feet on high school fields. Goal posts are padded at the base, and orange ribbons are normally placed at the tip of each upright." [American football. Wikipedia]
The diagram example "Horizontal colored football field" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football field diagram
American football field diagram, horizontal colored football field,
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"In American football, each team has eleven players on the field at one time. The specific role that a player takes on the field is called their position. Under the modern rules of American football, teams are allowed unlimited substitutions, that is teams may change any number of players after any play. This has resulted in the development of three "platoons" of players, the offense (the team with the ball, who is trying to score), the defense (the team trying to prevent the other team from scoring, and to take the ball from them), and the special teams (who play in kicking situations). Within those platoons, various specific positions exist depending on what the player's main job is." [American football positions. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "3-4 Defense" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, safety, S, linebackers, LB, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB,
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This sample diagram demonstrates key football terms in simple visual manner. The end zones and parts of the football field and players positions are now simple to remember. This drawing can be a good start for explaining football rules and explaining game details.
This American football field diagram example was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football field diagram
American football field diagram, offensive tackle, T, football field,
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"In American football, a 4–3 defense is a defensive alignment consisting of four down linemen and three linebackers. It is probably the most commonly used defense in modern American football and especially in the National Football League. ...
In the original version of the 4–3, the tackles lined up over the offensive guards and the ends lined up on the outside shoulder of the offensive tackles, with the middle linebacker over the center and the other linebackers outside the ends. In the mid-1960s Hank Stram developed a popular variation, the "Kansas City Stack", which shifted the strong side defensive end over the tight end, stacked the strongside linebacker over the tackle, and shifted the weakside tackle over center. At about the same time the Cleveland Browns frequently used a weakside shift. The Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry developed a "flex" variation, in order to take advantage of the quickness of his Hall of Fame tackle, Bob Lilly. In Tom Landry's original 4–3 defenses (4-3 Inside and 4-3 Outside), both defensive tackle were flexed. In the "flex", on a pro set right, with defensive keys showing a run to the right, the right defensive tackle would be flush on the line and was supposed to penetrate. The right defensive end and left defensive tackle were flexed two feet off the line of scrimmage, the right defensive end now head on with the left offensive tackle (i.e. a 4-2-2-5 front instead of the more common 5-2-2-5 front). This gave the defense a "zig zag" look unlike any other of its day. More modern versions of the 4-3 include the Tampa 2 scheme and the 4-3 slide." [4–3 defense. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Defensive play - Under front" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, safety, S, linebackers, LB, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB,
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"This base defense consists of four defensive linemen, three linebackers, and four defensive backs (two safeties, two corners). Against two-receiver offensive sets, this formation is effective against the run and the pass. In the original 4–3, defensive tackles would line up opposite the offensive guards, and defensive ends on the outside shoulders of the offensive tackles. On passing downs, the Mike (middle linebacker) is often responsible to cover any running backs, the Sam (strong-side linebacker) covers the Tight End, and the Will (weak-side linebacker) either covers a back or blitzes in an attempt to sack the quarterback. Though first used as a base defense by the New York Giants in 1956, plenty of teams experimented with it during the 1950s, and thus there are multiple claimed inventors of this defense. There are several different variations of the 4–3 defense such as the 4-3 under defense, 4-3 over defense, 4-3 umbrella defense, 4-3 swim defense, and 4-3 slide defense." [List of formations in American football. Wikipedia]
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The American football positions diagram example "Defensive Formation - 4-3 defense" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, safety, S, linebackers, LB, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB,
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This popular spread offense is an offensive scheme used at every level of the game including professional, college, and high school programs, so this is a very basic example to learn and understand American Football. Presentation options of ConceptDraw PRO allow you use two displays, so you can demonstrate this offensive scheme on one screen and move objects on another one to make your explanation as clear as possible.
The American football positions diagram example "Offensive strategy - Spread offense" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, center,
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The Football Solution extends ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 (or later) software with samples, templates, and libraries of vector objects for drawing football (American) diagrams, plays schemas, and illustrations. It can be used to make professional looking documen Read more
"The goal line is the chalked or painted line dividing the end zone from the field of play in American football and Canadian football. It is the line that must be crossed in order to score a touchdown
If any part of the ball reaches any part of the imaginary vertical plane transected by this line while in-bounds and in possession of a player whose team is striving toward that end of the field, this is considered a touchdown and scores six points for the team whose player has advanced the ball to, or recovered the ball in, this position. This is in contrast with other sports like Association football and ice hockey, which require the puck or ball to pass completely over the goal line to count as a score.
If any member of the offensive team is downed while in possession of the ball behind his own team's goal line, this is called a safety and scores two points for the defensive team.
If, during the course of play, a loose ball travels past the goal line and is recovered within the end zone, then it is a touchdown if recovered by the kicking team, or a touchback if recovered and downed by the receiving team.
In the event of a kick recovered in one's own end zone, the entirety of the ball must pass the goal line in order for the ball to be considered in the field of play, and not a touchback." [Goal line (gridiron football). Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Goal line formation (Offense/Defense)" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, linebackers, LB, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB,
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